Our coaches truly believe in being a student of the game. We scour through hours of articles and videos to find exactly what the best of the best are doing on the court. Having a high attack rate is the one trait they all great players have in common. We believe that a player having a high Attack Rate is the difference between a player being an impactful player or not. This is the biggest difference between being considered a low, medium, high or elite level player. Most importantly having a high attack rate directly correlates to a player’s growth and development over time. Having a Growth Mindset over a Fixed Mindset is connected to a players attack rate. When a player/person has a growth mindset approach to anything, they will constantly grow and develop. Most importantly, they will look at failure as a part of growth.
High Attack Rate
Players impact the game tremendously when they attack 75% of the time or higher. Attacks can be defined within many different aspects of the game, but when pertaining to the offensive end an attack can occur whenever a player touches the ball. When a player catches the ball he/she has two options attack or pass, and we believe a player should always think attack 1st. Having a high attack rate can be the difference between a winning, and losing, or the difference between on court success or not. While crisp passing is essential to the game of basketball, unnecessary passing (deferring) breeds turnovers and does more harm than good.
Attack rate of basketball’s best players
High caliber players like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant attack the basket 80 to 85% of the time they have the ball. When the game is on the line, that can easily shoot up to 90%. Down the stretch the ball is in their hands and they are looking to put it in the hoop.
Often, players who touch the ball less frequently have a higher attack rate than players with more touches. This is why a player like Klay Thompson often has a higher attack rate than that of Steph Curry.
The GRIT Grid and Grade
Through watching game film or having a GRIT Coach come to watch a player in person, we create a GRIT Grid. This grid has useful information including percentages that show how effective the player was during that game. The result is what we call the GRIT Grade.
A player’s completed GRIT Grid and Grade breaks down their game using statistics not typically found in game analysis. Attack rate, attack to score or pass percentages, etc. really show what a player needs to do to become an impact player and, in turn, get that grade to a higher level. With this grid, we give a visual assessment and road map of where a player is and how to get where they need to be.
GRIT Grid statistics include:
- Attack rate
- Attack to score percentage
- Attack to pass percentage
- Transition attack percentage
- Assist to attack percentage
Types of attacks assessed:
- Basket attack
- 3 point attack
- Mid-range attack
- Post attack
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Interested in finding out more about GRIT Grid and finding out your attack rate? Contact Coach Wade Bryant today!